Princeton Review ranks Rose-Hulman among its best colleges

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology ranked near the top of Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges” ranking book in a wide variety of categories.

It was named the third-best school for Internships as well as Most Accessible Professors. It ranked No. 5 in the categories of Best Science Lab Facilities and Students Study the Most. It was deemed the sixth Best-Run College, the seventh best in Career Placement and the eighth in Counseling Services, It place ninth in Best Career Services and Happiest Students, 11th in Best Dorms, 12th in Everyone Plays Intramural Sports and 16th in Professors Get High Marks.

Dale Long, Executive Editor and Director of Media Relations in the Office of Communications and Marketing, says he’s never seen such a long list of accolades, and he’s been at the college for 33 years.

“It’s a tribute to the faculty and to the students and alumni — what they accomplish while they’re here as well as when they leave,” Long said.

Ratings are based on student surveys that the school makes no effort to influence. Long was pleased with the student comments released by the Princeton Review. One enthused, “Everyone here marches to the beat of his own drum,” while another noted, “Even our athletes are most likely mathletes.”

U.S. News and World Report magazine also gives Rose-Hulman high marks, declaring this year that it has the best programs in undergraduate engineering, chemical, civil, computer, mechanical and electrical/electronic/communications programs and is second in biomedical programs among colleges that do not offer doctorate degrees.

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